Joshua’s spon­sored walk

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

A school­boy has raised £550 by tak­ing part in a spon­sored walk to raise money for bowel can­cer pa­tients.

Joshua Clark and his fam­ily raised the money af­ter join­ing a spon­sored walk which was or­gan­ised by the Ge­orge Eliot’s Hos­pi­tal Bowel Can­cer Pa­tients Sup­port group.

Joshua, aged eight, was joined by his fam­ily, group mem­bers and hos­pi­tal staff as they em­barked on the walk to help pa­tients on the hos­pi­tal’s Alexan­dra Ward with ad­di­tional tele­vi­sions and med­i­cal equip­ment.

The spon­sored walk so far has raised £1292 and is just one of a num­ber of fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties or­gan­ised by the group this year.

Colorec­tal Nurse Spe­cial­ist, Louise Roberts, said: “Last year fundrais­ing helped to pur­chase five large tele­vi­sions for the main ward but we want to buy more for the side rooms within Alexan­dra.

“We would like to thank Joshua and all of the staff and lo­cal peo­ple who took part in the spon­sored walk.”

Joshua’s par­ents, Lucy and Lea Clark, also wanted to thank their fam­ily, friends and the staff at Tri­ton Show­ers who sent dona­tions to sup­port bowel can­cer pa­tients.

The sup­port group has also or­gan­ised a Christ­mas quiz on Fri­day Novem­ber 23 from 7.30pm at the Griff and Co­ton.

The free sup­port ses­sions are open to any­one who has ex­pe­ri­enced colorec­tal can­cer and is hosted by the team of clin­i­cal nurse spe­cial­ists from Ge­orge Eliot hos­pi­tal.

The group meet on the fourth Tues­day of every month from 6pm to 8pm in the Ge­orge Eliot hos­pi­tal train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion cen­tre.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the quiz night or join­ing the sup­port group, con­tact group mem­ber John on 07747 623952 or email colorec­[email protected] uk.

An eight-year-old school­boy has helped to raise £550 for the bowel can­cer pa­tients at Ge­orge Eliot’s Hos­pi­tal Joshua Clark (cen­tre) with par­ents Lucy and Lea, sur­rounded by the Alexan­dra ward staff at the hos­pi­tal

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